International SRI targets climate change & social inequality-GreenMoney Oct19

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Welcome to GreenMoney’s October issue. While exploring the world of SRI for this issue, we discovered that an international SRI issue has its own unique set of challenges — namely, the fast moving and unpredictable political instability from the UK to Hong Kong and across the Middle East, that not only unnerves citizens but the financial markets as well. Only time will tell the results from these complex situations. Your feedback and insights are welcome.

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Why Invest Internationally in Companies with Strong ESG Practices?by Scott LaBreche, Director, Impax Asset ManagementThe megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. Companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities globally. We look at the ESG quality phenomenon and other takeaways about risk and performance from our experience managing the Pax MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Index Fund.  READ FULL ARTICLEMatthews Asia ESG Fund Looks Beyond ESG Integrationby Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager, Matthews AsiaIn Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the ESG Fund more than four years ago. The Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.  READ FULL ARTICLE